In Chapters 9 and 10

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In Chapters 9 and 10, Taylor is confronted with issues concerning people who suffer through no fault  of their own. At the beginning of Chapter 9, Estevan shows up on Taylor's doorstep to tell her that  Esperanza has tried to commit suicide. Taylor notes that Estevan is deeply troubled, that "something  inside this man [is] turning inside out." Nervous and not knowing how to respond, she warns Estevan  that she will either "shove food at [him] or run on at the mouth." Trying to console Estevan (and  herself), she tells Estevan about a boy she knew in high school who killed himself with electrical  wires. He had been a misfit, not belonging to any of the "in" groups in school. Taylor also discusses a  group of school kids condescendingly referred to as Nutters, a group of poor kids who picked  walnuts to earn money, were not a popular group, but "had each other." By having Taylor discuss the 
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course ENG 1320 taught by Professor Bost during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.

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